Restricted Images: made with the Warlpiri of Central Australia
Patrick Waterhouse is interested in history and memory. Collaboration integral to his practice, informing and shaping the trajectory of his projects as the work is formed through conversation and engagement with the people represented and the communities in which they live.
In the making of Restricted Images, Patrick Waterhouse lived and worked with the Warlpiri communities of Yuendemu and Nyiripi over a period of five years, taking photographs and then inviting the Australian community to restrict their images using traditional dot painting. By involving people in the process of their representation, the project reconnects with notions of power in photography and art.
Patrick Waterhouse's photographs have been exhibited at the Anvers FotoMuseum, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Bal in Paris. They have also collections such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the SFMOMA (San Francisco) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). He has received the Prix Découverte Louis Roederer from the Rencontres d'Arles and the
Deutsche Börse prize with Mikhael Subotzky.
The Ravestijn Gallery
Since its foundation in Amsterdam in 2012 under the leadership of Narda Van 't Veer and Jasper Bode, The Ravestijn Gallery has supported bold and irreverent and irreverent contemporary photography. Today, it represents and promotes artists from the Netherlands and around the world whose work pushes the boundaries of photography, both in terms of aesthetic statement as well as in the depth of their conceptual work. In addition to its exhibition programme and its participation in international art and photography fairs, The Ravestijn Gallery is constantly expanding its own collection of photographs from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Ravestijn Gallery, Westerdok 824 — 1013 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands